MILFORD (CBS) – Dive teams will continue searching a Milford quarry on Monday for the body of an 18-year old.
First responders were called to Fletcher Quarry at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The boy’s friends said he jumped into the water and never resurfaced. The friends told officers he landed funny.
The teen was from Rhode Island and was with four friends who are also from Rhode Island. His family came to the scene, but officers are not releasing his name yet.
After 90 minutes, the rescue effort turned into a recovery mission. Dive teams worked until 7 p.m. when the lack of light forced them to stop.
Divers went to depths of 60 feet, and plan to go 80 feet deep on Monday. First responders said in some places the water is 100 feet deep. Deputy Chief Mark Nelson said divers are also challenged by the murky water and obstacles hidden in the water.
“It’s actually a dangerous dive. There are vehicles in the water, snags where the divers can get caught,” said Nelson.
Divers have gone into Fletcher Quarry before to recover bodies. Despite police efforts, quarry jumping in Milford’s dozen quarries is an ongoing problem. People are known to travel from out-of-town to jump into the water.
Officers said alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
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